craft beer


: a specialty beer produced in limited quantities : microbrew

Examples of craft beer in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Relax On The Waterfront At Celebration Park Just east of downtown Naples is Celebration Park, a waterfront venue designed specifically for food trucks, with a permanent outdoor dining verandah and a craft beer and wine bar. Kara Franker, Southern Living, 14 Nov. 2023 There are around 100 craft beer venues in San Diego County that are dog friendly, according to a list by the San Diego Brewers Guild. Carlos Rico, San Diego Union-Tribune, 1 Nov. 2023 But conservationists are trying creative methods, using everything from bees to craft beer, to reduce the conflicts. Anthony Ham, Smithsonian Magazine, 11 Sep. 2023 San Diego County breweries captured 18 medals, including five golds, last month at the Great American Beer Festival, Denver’s annual craft beer celebration. Peter Rowe, San Diego Union-Tribune, 13 Oct. 2023 This city of a little over 100,000 residents, which is also the fastest-growing in the state, is also known for its craft beer scene, as there are over 30 breweries within the city limits. Dobrina Zhekova, Travel + Leisure, 4 Oct. 2023 Landmarks: The Home Brew Mart Ballast Point may be the seed of San Diego’s craft beer legacy with the founding of Ballast Point Brewing and the supplying of fledgling breweries such as Stone, Karl Strauss and Coronado. San Diego Union-Tribune, 2 Oct. 2023 According to Marshall, beer enthusiasts will especially love Bridge View Tavern for its impressive craft beer selection. Lauren Dana Ellman, Travel + Leisure, 1 Oct. 2023 What: Food from area restaurants and caterers, plus wine, craft beer and live music. Mary Colurso |, al, 13 Sep. 2023 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

1986, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of craft beer was in 1986

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“Craft beer.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 8 Dec. 2023.

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